Despite an increased number of patrols by the police or warnings on
how to better protect your belongings, snatch theft cases continue to
happen and at an alarming rate.
In Muar, Johor, a snatch thief was caught in the act on a viral video.
The super short video showed a motorcyclist racing past a woman walking on the sidewalk, snatching her bag and dragging her few metres off the screen.
The tweet writes, “This CCTV video was taken at Jalan Pesta
in Muar, Johor. It captured the moment where a woman’s handbag was
snatched by a thief on a motorcycle.”
“(The thief) then dragged her along a good few metres away.”
According to China Press, the incident happened at around 2.30pm to 3.00pm yesterday (13 April).
It was also mentioned in the report that snatch theft was rampant in the area, and warns the public to be extra vigilant.
Commenting on the video, netizens piled on the hate towards the thief for his act of brutality.
“I pray that the thief gets into a traffic collision with a lorry.”
“Why are there human beings behaving in such a way… the world is getting crazier by the day.”
If caught, the suspect could be charged under Section 394 of the Penal Code for committing or attempting to commit robbery and voluntarily causing hurt, which would be punishable with imprisonment for up to 20 years, in addition to a fine or whipping.
We urge members of the public to be extra vigilant and take precautionary measures to avoid being another statistic.
Malaysians have been freaking out over the sound of a woman crying during their drive home from work in the evenings.
If that wasn’t freaky enough, some have even heard it in pitch-black cinema halls
According to eye-witnesses, there were people who even ran out of cinema hall when the weeping began because they just couldn’t tahan the creepiness!
The Recording of the “weeping woman” !
The Crying sound is actually a teaser for a terrifying new horror movie called ‘The Curse of the Weeping Woman’
The Weeping Woman, known as La Llorona, is based on Mexican folklore. It is believed that she drowned her two children in a jealous rage. Upon realising what she had done, she throws herself into river as she wails in pain.
Since that time, her spirit continues to weep for her children, as she takes child sacrifices to replace her own.
A woman in China underwent a four-hour operation where she needed
over 70 stitches after a diving lesson with sharks went horribly awry.
The novice diver was swimming in a tank containing tiger sharks when she was attacked. Reports state that she was bitten on the head once before the shark let her go.
The incident reportedly occurred at the Dalian Laohutan Ocean Park in
Liaoning, Northeast China, where the woman paid over 3,600 RMB ($725)
for the level 1 diving lesson.
Only referred to in the media as Nana, graphic images of the aftermath showed deep lacerations all over her scalp, forehead and jaw.
The manager of the club, who has not been named, sent a text saying
he would cover all of Nana’s medical expenses and any other necessary
cosmetic operations in future, British newspaper The Mirror reported.
In addition, he promised to give her a professional diving theory lesson when she is fully recovered.
Nana is still negotiating compensation with the club and remains under observation in hospital.
Social media reactions on microblog Weibo largely expressed shock over Nana’s predicament, with some commenters sympathising with her pain.
Others commenters who claimed to be at the scene said that Nana had provoked the tiger shark into attacking her.
“All who participated in the diving in Dalian were unharmed.
The risks of extreme sports (like diving with sharks) should be borne
by oneself and everyone signs a waiver form beforehand.
“I was there that day and the shark did not attack her unprovoked. She floated to the top and knocked into the shark’s tooth which gave it a fright.”
Another commenter wrote: “Before the dive, the staff warned divers
not the touch the marine animals. She (Nana) went to chase after the
sharks and touch it… There were many other participants. Why was she
the only one attacked? The shark had no interest in her, it only
attacked because she bothered it.”
According to National Geographic,
sand tiger sharks are described as having a “deceivingly ferocious
look”. They are a docile, non-aggressive species known to attack humans
only when bothered first.
They live for 15 or more years in the wild, weighing up to 160 kilograms and growing up to 3.2 metres in length.
The shocking incident took place right outside a temple in Bukit Indah, where the 31-year-old victim, a woman named Sally, had just finished attending a religious celebration with her family. According to an interview with China Press, she was retrieving her car at a nearby parking lot with her children at 10pm on April 8, when two men wielding knives suddenly came forward.
Once she realised what was happening, her first instinct was to protect her children, aged 3 and 5 years old, and she did just that by ‘cooperating’ with the thieves. Instead of protesting and calling out for help, she gave them whatever possessions she had on hand at the time, including her phones, cash, ATM cards, credit cards, and even her kids’ identification documents.
“When the thieves saw the gold bracelet and necklace I was wearing, they forcefully tore them off me, leaving some bruises on my wrist. But thankfully, they didn’t hurt me or my kids,” Sally said. All in all, she lost more than RM10,000 worth of valuables, just like that.
She added that at the time, she had actually decided to leave earlier than her husband, who had to stay behind at the temple for some duties. As her kids had to attend kindergarten the next day, she thought it would be best to get a head start. Unfortunately, that decision would unwittingly lead to one of the scariest incidents she’d ever encountered.
Once the thieves got what they wanted, they made off by running across a nearby field, and Sally ran back inside the temple with her children to call for help. A few locals and RELA members tried to go after the criminals, but they were unable to catch them.
In a Facebook post where Sally recounted the events of her robbery, she laid out details regarding the two phones of hers that have been stolen. One is a rose gold-coloured OPPO R9S Plus and the second is a red OPPO F7. The photos also included the smartphones’ IMEI numbers, a series of 15 digits which are unique to every mobile phone and can be checked online.
Meanwhile, Iskander Puteri police have confirmed receiving Sally’s report of the incident, and will be commencing investigations. While there was no CCTV footage or eyewitnesses, authorities have managed to track the location of the phone, which is now supposedly somewhere along the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link.
Growing up, Elaine Solomon Pakinathan loved reading and watching documentaries about engineering feats around the world, marveling at the men and women who were part of building such incredible projects.
“I loved finding out about the design of the Aldar headquarters in Abu Dhabi, the Tripe-E class (container) ships, the Airbus A38, and many more. I knew all along that I loved engineering. I did consider a career in economics at one point because it was a career with more women representation.
“In the end though, I decided to follow my passion and choose engineering because it interested me,” says Elaine.
For the past three years, Elaine has been working as a wells intervention engineer with Shell in Miri, Sarawak.
“When I was offered a job as a completion and well intervention engineer, I had no clue what my work would entail. But I was told that I would have to do ad hoc work offshore and I immediately knew this was something I wanted to do.
“I’d heard stories of rig builds, watched documentaries about offshore installations and marine vessels being commissioned and decommissioned and here was my opportunity. I would be one of those unknown engineers that I so admired,” says the mechanical engineering graduate from Curtin University, Miri.
A wells engineer designs, builds and maintains wells for the production of oil and gas. A typical day for Elaine begins as early as 5.30am (if she’s on the morning shift; 5.30pm if she is working the night shift) and most of the day is spent out in the field, supervising and seeing that the work is carried out smoothly.
The job is challenging, she admits, but it isn’t because she’s a woman.
“One of the highlights of my career so far has to be seeing through a gas well perforation campaign from start to finish. There were many challenges along the way but it made the entire experience more fulfilling.
“But what I also enjoy is watching heavy lifts of rig equipment on site. When I say heavy lift here, I mean up to 193 metric tonnes. This to me is like a dream come true because I get to watch with my own eyes what I used to see only in documentaries,” she says enthusiastically.
Born and raised in Ipoh, Perak, Elaine does not come from a family of engineers. Her father is a retired hospital assistant while her mother is a retired bank clerk. However, Elaine and her two brothers all chose to become engineers.
“My brother William works in the power industry while Dick works in the aviation industry. My family has always been loving and supportive of me. From a young age, my parents taught us how to make difficult choices for ourselves. This helped me make difficult decisions … like whether to pursue a degree in engineering and a career as a wells engineer,” she explains.
Although being one of only a few women who work offshore, Elaine says she has never felt unsupported.
“It is true I am often the only woman among my team on the offshore rig. Sometimes it does feel odd to be the only woman but I enjoy the camaraderie in the teams I work with. There’s a buddy system and we are always looking out for each other.
“I really don’t think it is more challenging being a woman offshore. In fact, I think women bring a different perspective to the job. We approach problems differently and bring a different set of strengths. We also enjoy different aspects of the job,” she explains.
The toughest part of the job is being away for extended periods, but that would be the same for anyone working offshore.
“I have come across many young ladies who almost did not pursue a career in engineering because of the perception that the work is meant for men. While there has been a lot of effort to encourage women to pursue careers based in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math but the retention of women in these fields has proved to be a challenge. I have had a woman as my line manager and fellow wells engineer colleagues who are mothers. They have inspired and supported me in my career. I too hope to inspire the next generation to pursue their dreams,” says Elaine.
Her advice to young girls: pick a path that excites you.
“Think about whether you would still love your career if you have to wake up at four every morning to get to work. For me, this path excites me. Every well I work on is different. Each has its own challenges and I enjoy the day-to-day work because of the challenges. I am living my childhood dream,” she says.
Motherhood is definitely one of the hardest but most rewarding roles a person can take on. Pregnancy itself is a journey of its own, and carries a lot of risks for mothers-to-be. This mother, who recently fell into a coma shortly after delivering her baby, is an example of the trials and tribulations many mothers often go through for their children.
According to Tribun News, 28-year-old Nur Fadilla (affectionately known as Mokla) reportedly underwent a caesarean section (C-section) on 18th November 2018 after she was 6 days overdue to give birth.
During her C-section, however, she experienced a complication and her heart suddenly stopped beating. The doctors thankfully managed to save Mokla and her heartbeat returned 10 minutes later after her baby was successfully delivered.
Nur Hasirah, Mokla’s cousin, told Siakap Keli that doctors tried inducing her birth three times before they decided to perform the C-section, saying,
“Before she was taken to the operating theatre, she was conscious and stable. During her operation, the doctor told us her heart suddenly stopped beating.”
“Her heart started beating again when the baby was born, but due to the lack of oxygen in her brain, she fell into a coma.”
Five months later, Mokla finally regained consciousness on 2nd April and was able to see her child for the first time since his birth. Hasirah uploaded photos of a teary-eyed Mokla embracing her 5-month-old for the first time on Facebook. The photos soon went viral, garnering over 1,500 shares.
We’re so glad that Mokla has finally woken up from her coma and wish her a speedy recovery so she can enjoy more time with her child!
An elderly woman was allegedly scammed at a morning market in Section 17, Petaling Jaya.
In a Facebook post on 29 March, her daughter Nancy Tan, related her mum’s unfortunate incident.
The woman was doing her usual morning grocery shopping when she was approached by a “smartly dressed” young man in braces and a young girl by his side.
“The man spoke in Mandarin, introduced himself as Alan, and also gave her an angpow,” she wrote in the post.
Inside the envelope, Nancy’s mum found RM200 cash reward.
“When Alan handed her the cash, he told her of an exciting new investment scheme endorsed by Bank Negara and RHB that would pay 10x investment returns,” she added.
Alan then showed the victim happy photos of people on his phone who had made the investment. He promised that she could do the same, but must invest in cash by the end of the day because the promotion was for a “limited period”.
Alan and a ‘security guard’ then followed the victim as she drove to several banks where she withdrew all of her fixed deposit savings prematurely
It was believed that Alan told her she would earn back the interest from the early withdrawal using the investment scheme.
“From OCBC to Public Bank, Alliance, and Hong Leong Bank, she withdrew all her FD accounts.
“Alan was by her side at every bank and some of the tellers showed concern by asking her reason for the withdrawal and in such large sums of cash.
“She told them it was for a renovation and Alan had reminded her to say that he was her grandson who was there to help her if anyone asked,” Nancy explained.
The woman said she started to feel tired, as she had not eaten breakfast. So at around 3pm, the ‘guard’ went to buy her a pau.
By the end of the day, the victim had collected a stack of withdrawal slips with huge sums of cash piled in plastic bags.
And at around 5pm, Alan then directed her to the last stop – RHB branch in Sea Park. He told her that he would proceed to deposit her cash, and “took with him one of her bank slips to prove to the bank that she was the account holder.”
“By then she was extremely weak and exhausted… the moment Alan took the cash and walked away, she vomited,” wrote Nancy.
Tired and waiting in her car, Nancy’s mum closed her eyes to rest. However, when she opened her eyes, the ‘guard’ and Alan had not returned.
“He did not give her his contact number so she couldn’t call him and waited a bit more hoping that he would return.”
“We took her to make a police report that night and also went to see the Investigating Officer to give him every detail. We are hopeful the banks’ CCTVs have captured an image of this b@$%#*d,” she wrote.
Nancy ended her post by saying that she believed her mum might have been put under a spell
“Whether it was the angpow she opened, or some charm spread by this guy, we would never understand what compelled her to trust this stranger completely,” she added.
“We are only thankful that she is not physically harmed. Please warn your folks. I believe they strike in communities where senior citizens congregate.“
In December 2018, a single mother named Pranom Tiengtrong went for a Thai massage with the hope that it would cure her prolonged leg pain. Sadly, she was left paralysed after the therapist accidentally broke her bone and dislocated her ankle. This unfortunate incident took place in Rayong, Thailand.
According to Daily Mail, the 21-year-old masseuse calls himself Dr Happy, and had performed the ‘walking massage’ on the 46-year-old mother during her visit.
He was seen standing and resting his body weight on the woman’s legs, which put her through excruciating pain.
“I thought it was going to be a normal massage, with kneading and squeezing the muscles. I was a little confused when he asked me to lie down on the ground,” the mother said.
Although she pleaded Dr Happy to stop the treatment, he ignored her request and continued stamping on both of her legs.
As a result, she felt worse after getting the massage as something had gone terribly wrong in her legs. An x-ray check at the hospital revealed that her femur had been broken and her left ankle was dislocated.
Understandably, this has put her job in jeopardy as Tiengtrong was a hawker prior to the injuries. Not to mention, she needed £3,125 (approx. RM16,700) to treat her injuries!
“I could not stand for a long time because my leg would be unbearably painful. It really affected my job – I couldn’t cook or sell the food anymore. I had no income and my husband has already left me because of that,” she added.
Tiengtrong’s neighbour did try to contact Dr Happy, whose real name is Kiattisak Chaiwimon, to pay for the medical bill but he was nowhere to be found.
As the last resort, a police report was lodged and the therapist was tracked down at his home last Wednesday (27 March) by provincial health officers.
It was reported that he learnt the ‘walking massage’ technique from a famous parlour; he was also popular in the neighbourhood.
He even claimed that he has treated thousands of customers throughout his career. “I remember her coming to me and telling me that she had terrible pain around her hips. I touched her bone and knew immediately that her hips were slipped out of a joint.
“I tried to adjust the bones into the right place by treading repeatedly on her thighs. She cried in pain for many times but I told her to hang on because I felt the bones were almost connected to the joint. I didn’t realise that she cried because her bones were broken,” the young masseuse said, adding that he might have stepped too hard on the patient.
It was understood that Dr Happy has been running the medical facility without a proper license as he wasn’t registered as a traditional medic. Not to mention, his massage parlour was his house!
A teenager who pleaded guilty to pushing her younger friend off a 60-foot bridge in Washington was sentenced to two days in jail.
Taylor Smith, 19, was also ordered to spend 38 days on a work crew after pleading guilty earlier this month to reckless endangerment for shoving Jordan Holgerson, 17, off a bridge in Moulton Falls Regional Park on Aug. 7. A 10-second video clip of the incident captured on a cellphone went viral.
Smith must also pay a fine of $300 and have no contact with Holgerson for two years.
Holgerson suffered six broken ribs and punctured lungs.
Clark County District Court Judge Darvin Zimmerman noted the severity of Holgerson’s injuries before delivering Smith’s sentence.
“I think you need to do some jail time,” Zimmerman said.
Before sentencing Smith, the judge heard from Holgerson, her mother and the defendant. Holgerson was so emotional that she had a victim’s advocate read her statement.
“This nightmare started for me when I was falling through the air, and I was really terrified,” the statement said. “When I was being pulled from the water, I thought, ‘I’m going to die,’ because I couldn’t breathe. And I was watching my body change color by the second.”
Her mother, Genelle Holgerson, told the judge she believed Smith acted intentionally and should serve as many days in jail as her daughter spent in the hospital after the incident, a total of three days.
“After Taylor pushed her, she did not rush down to see if Jordan was OK, she left the scene,” Genelle Holgerson said. “She did not show up at the hospital to check on Jordan. She did not stop by our home to see if she was OK or in any other way act like a friend.”
Smith originally pleaded not guilty in September but changed her plea last month after being offered a deal by prosecutors, who had recommended she receive no jail time. Instead, they suggested she serve 60 days of home confinement, 30 days of service with a work crew and 30 days of community service.
Smith apologized to Holgerson in court Wednesday and said she has grown as a person and learned to think before she acts.
“I’d like to sincerely apologize to Jordan Holgerson, her family and friends for the pain and humiliation I have caused by my mindless actions that occurred last summer,” Smith said tearfully. “Although it may have seemed like my intent was to harm” and like “I may have moved on without putting any punishment on myself, this is false. Jordan has passed through my thoughts repetitively since the incident.”
Smith was led away in handcuffs following the sentence.